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29 Unique Wedding Video Ideas

Moira West

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There are few events bigger than a wedding. And whether you’re telling the story of your engagement, the wedding day itself, or an anniversary, video lets your audience see love bloom and grow. To help you share your own unique love story, we’ve put together a list of 28 wedding video ideas.

Wedding Video Ideas

Engagement and proposal video ideas

  1. Love story engagement: Let everyone know exactly how you fell in love with photos showing where you met and highlighting important moments in your relationship. Start with our Engagement Slideshow video template for some inspiration
  1. Change of date: Love in the time of COVID-19 is complicated. If you have to let friends and family know about a change of plans, we've got a template for that. Customize our Personal Announcement template to tell loved ones if you're postponing your wedding or just taking the reception online for everyone's safety.
  1. Save the date: Announce your wedding date with a short and sweet video. Include a few of your favorite photos of you and your fiancé, tweak the date and location in the template, and you'll be ready to share.
  1. Video wedding proposal: Want to surprise your soon-to-be spouse? Try this creative wedding proposal idea—make a short video, like this one from Animoto’s own Chief Video Officer, Jason Hsiao, and while your video is busy popping the question, you can surprise your significant other with a ring.
  1. Video proposal, with children: Let the kids in on your marriage proposal so that your future fiancée, or fiancé, knows everyone in the family is excited about the two of you being together.
  1. Engagement recap: If you were able to sneak a few photos in while you were proposing, try turning them into a quick video to get the word out about your engagement.
  1. Video Wedding Invitation: A video invite or shorter save-the-date video gives you a creative way to let friends and family know about your big day. Put in a few photos or video clips, along with the date and location of the wedding, and then share on social media or on your wedding website.
  1. Stop motion save the date: Get creative with your wedding announcement by making a fun, stop-motion video. Read our post on creating a stop motion video to discover how to make a video like a one featured below.

Pre-wedding video ideas

  1. Bridal shower recap: Thank guests who attended your bridal shower—and share a recap for those who couldn’t attend—in one, social-ready video. Not sure how to make a recap video? Check out our Family Reunion Recap template for inspiration.
  1. Wedding webpage video: Help family and friends get to know both of you as a couple. Craft a story that shares details about who you both are and how you fell in love. Check out our our how-to guide for wedding slideshows for inspiration.
  2. Bridal party intros: Guests may not know some of the important players on your wedding day, and a quick video on your wedding website explaining who’s who can help. It’s also a lot less painful than asking bridesmaids and groomsmen for a written bio.
  3. Bachelor or bachelorette party recap: Unless you want what happened in Vegas to stay in Vegas, creating a recap video can be a fun way to let your friends relive your wild, pre-wedding adventures—or just provide you with future blackmail material.
  4. Bridesmaid or groomsman gift: Give everyone in your bridal party a personalized video thank you to show your appreciation for their help and their friendship.
  1. Wedding FAQ: Share all the details about the venue, hotels, and registries in a video that can be emailed out or posted on your website.
  2. Rehearsal dinner: Cut down on the speeches during your rehearsal dinner with a special video presentation. Check out our rehearsal video checklist to make sure you’re 100% ready when it’s showtime.

Wedding video ideas for friends

  1. Wedding-day Stories: Have guests share wedding-day memories on their Facebook or Instagram Stories accounts with your wedding-day hashtag. A template like our Album Preview works well as a jumping off point, and is available both in Animoto and in our iOS app.
  1. Wedding wishes: Sit down Mom and Dad, siblings, other family, and friends to preserve everyone’s well wishes for the happy couple's wedding day.

Wedding day video ideas

  1. Documentary-style video: You’re documenting your wedding, so make it feel like a documentary! You don’t need elaborate black-and-white footage. Grab the closest smartphone and start shooting.
  2. Small camera wedding bouquet: For a twist on the typical wedding-day video, stick a small camera, like the GoPro used in the video below, into a bridesmaid’s wedding bouquet and catch the action for an entirely new angle.
  1. Drone video: If you know someone with a drone they can use, take advantage and get sweeping, cinematic footage of your wedding party and your venue.
  2. Retro video clips: Simple apps, like these 8mm apps for iPhones and Androids, can give your wedding day footage some vintage flair.
  3. Photo booth: Don’t let all those cute photo booth images go to waste. Put them together in a fast-paced video and share it with your guests.
  1. Video booth: Elevate the typical photobooth with a video booth. You can even create one of your own by setting up a mobile device and letting guests share heartfelt wishes with the bride and groom—or just get silly with props.
  2. Ceremony video for the reception: Drag and drop photos from the ceremony right into Animoto to quickly create a slideshow video featuring photos from the wedding ceremony. Then play your video on a screen at the reception.

After the wedding

  1. Honeymoon video: Take your loved ones with you on the honeymoon—at least on video. Share your favorite moments in an easy-to-share honeymoon recap. Our Vacation Recap template is available in Animoto and our iOS app, so you can post your honeymoon memories while you're experiencing them.
  1. Crowd-sourced photo slideshow: Guests are going to have their phones out to capture every important moment at your wedding, so why not put them to work? Read up on a few ways you can compile photos from your wedding guests.
  1. Post-wedding video to share on social: A video recapping your wedding lets you thank guests and gives loved ones who couldn’t attend a way to celebrate with you.
  1. Wedding flashback: Need an anniversary gift? Make a video with old photos and help bring back memories of your wedding day.
  1. Anniversary video: Celebrate the life you’ve lived together, from your wedding day up through the present or create an incomparable anniversary gift for a couple you love.

Have any wedding video ideas we didn’t think of? Share them in the comments! Or if you’re ready to start telling your love story with video, click the button below to create a video.